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The Moat Tea Rooms

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67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
01227 784514
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Barcelona, Spain
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107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I agree with the high evaluations of other reviewers. This is a great place for tea time. I want to emphasize the kindness of the staff. Our waitress was so kind and polite. it contributed to the atmosphere of the place with its different tea pots, wide selection of teas, great cakes. Just a wonderful little place.

Thank Francois C
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When the cake loving Archdeacon of Maidstone recommends a cafe you know it will be good - and it was! A quirky building with not a level floor or straight wall anywhere.... A bit slow to take our order. Choices of food and range of teas and coffees was good. We both tried unusual teas which were drunk from delicate... More 

Thank Jacqui5615
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint tea house in the middle of the business of Canterbury. Had a lovely afternoon tea after going to the cathedral. My server was kind and grandmotherly :) It was exactly my vision of a perfect afternoon in Britain. The building is one of ye auld charming houses that is slightly crooked on the second floor. Would happily visit again.

Thank Natalie B
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to visit the Moat Tea Rooms during our day trip to Canterbury, having done some prior research on the internet. Even though the establishment is at the far end of the city from the train station, we reckoned that an extra 10 minutes walk on to our train journey would help us work up an appetite. The Tea... More 

Thank Derek D
Caterham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this lovely team room for the first time with a friend. A wall of canisters of different tea, pretty tables and yummy cakes in the window was a lovely setting. Very traditional with the lady greeting us her her white apron and headwear. took us back to the 1920s. We were asked if we wanted to sit downstairs, upstairs... More 

Thank Michelle1904
Kent, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

The tea rooms are just lovely - gorgeous setting, friendly and hard-working staff, delicious food and AMAZING cakes! You can have a traditional afternoon tea, snacks, lunch, or just a cuppa and cake - whatever you want. Really lovely place to spend a few hours away from the busy world outside. Good prices, huge range of teas and coffees, value... More 

Thank HLFKent
Whitstable, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Lovely old team rooms with perfect scones and cakes. A must for tea buffs which huge choice of speciality teas.

Thank Peter C
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

My parents and I are glad we entered in this lovely and quiet place when we saw the cakes in the window. Charming place and staff, very kind. Having a tea and delicious cakes with a peaceful music in the background was an excelent experience. I would recommend the carrot cake, Victoria sponge and the apple tea.

Thank Ruth C
Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We just stumbled upon this lovely place. They offer a wonderful selection of teas, sandwiches, and cakes in a 15th century building. The lovely woman who served us made our visit really special.

Thank aprila3231
Hong Kong, China
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely cream tea! We had the special tea for 2, lovely sandwiches, scones and cake! I had coffee and my boyfriend had the Kentish Apple Tea (my favourite)! I've been loads, and will be coming back again.

Thank ElouiseM21

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 67 Burgate, Canterbury CT1 2HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Canterbury
  • Phone Number: 01227 784514

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